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slide29The Jackson Police Department in a partnership with the Historic Jackson Business Association is inviting all business owners and business employees in Jackson to join them for a town hall meeting on November 16th. The meeting to be held at the Jackson Civic Center will give citizens up to date information regarding crime alerts in the area and also offer crime prevention tips. Another subject to be discussed by local law enforcement will be Holiday Season crime trends and scams commonly seen. The meeting begins at 6pm at the civic center at 33 Broadway in Jackson 

Friday, 03 November 2006 04:29

Regional Solution To Wastewater Issues: One Step Closer

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Wednesday, the AWA held a special meeting to discuss a long term regional wastewater management plan.
Thursday, 02 November 2006 01:48

Meetings Sparse In November For Supervisors

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The Amador County Board of Supervisors has adjusted their November meeting schedule to accommodate holidays and other fall break vacations and has announced they will meet only once this month. There will be no meetings on November 7th or 14th due to scheduling conflicts that will create a lack of quorum. On November 21st the Board will meet as regularly scheduled. Because of a California State Association of Counties Meeting on November 28th the local supevisorial meeting will be cancelled for that date. The meeting schedule should return to normal in December.



Tuesday, 31 October 2006 01:37

Amador County Recreation Agency Presents Master Plan

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PictureThe 10 member Board that oversees the Amador County Recreation Agency recently approved a Recreation Master Plan. This is a significant milestone in the development of the countywide agency, which under the direction of Tracey Towner Yep, has grown by leaps and bounds. The report discusses the need for parks and other recreation facilities within Amador County, as well as, contains a summary of the findings from the youth and adult surveys, eight public workshop meetings, and contacts with individual stakeholders which have been conducted countywide for the last year. 

Thursday, 02 November 2006 02:17

Absentee Ballot Numbers Soar Locally

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slide1The Amador County Elections Department is reporting a dramatic increase in the amount of absentee ballots requested by local voters this General Election cycle. During the lead up to the June Primary Election 8,536 absentee ballots were taken out by Amador County Voters. This November General Election that number has again increased with a whopping 9020 absentee ballots that have been taken out through the elections department. This represents 44.8 percent of the 20,119 registered voters here in Amador County. Of the 9020 ballots currently out to voters, only 3841 have been returned as of Wednesday, Nov 1st, to the Elections Department.

Friday, 27 October 2006 00:46

Ione Gets A New Landmark

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PictureThe City of Ione became the owners of a new footbridge yesterday as the engineered structure was installed across Sutter Creek directly west of the current Highway 104/Main Street/Preston Ave intersection. Originally scheduled for installation in the summer of 2007, the one hundred foot long bridge was first discussed as a federal “Safe Routes To School” Project in conjunction with city and developer funding 3 years ago. The project was a cooperative venture between the City, the developer of new homes in the Castle Oaks area, JTS Communities, and the owners of the adjacent shopping center, home to Claypool’s Market and Ione Pharmacy.
Thursday, 26 October 2006 02:23

BLM Discusses Land Management Plan

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PictureThe Bureau of Land Management, BLM, held a public meeting to present the draft Sierra Resource Management Plan (RMP) last night at Sonora High School in Sonora. The purpose of the meeting was to hear public comments and concerns on the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the plan which will impact some 20.2 miles of the Mokelumne River and BLM lands within Amador and Calaveras Counties. The draft RMP presents alternatives for BLM policy on fuel reduction, wild and scenic river status for 20.2 miles of the Mokelumne River, land acquisition and disposal, minerals development, recreation, target shooting, areas of critical environmental concern, and other issues. 

Tuesday, 24 October 2006 02:48

Wildland Fire On The Jackson Rancheria

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Accident InvestigationYesterday afternoon a wild land fire broke out on the Jackson Rancheria just off the brand new entrance to the Rancheria, Dalton Drive. Battalion 10 personnel and CDF quickly responded asking for mutual aid from Jackson City Fire as well. The fire was contained to 3 acres with help from Pine Grove Camp crews. Sparks from a cutting tool set hay that was spread on a hillside to reduce erosion on fire. The fire then went up the hill to the woods and started a wild land fire.
Friday, 17 November 2006 00:12

Lawsuit moved to be Dismissed Pertaining to Jessica's Law

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California Attorney General Bill Lockyer moved to dismiss a federal lawsuit challenging Jessica's Law, also known as Proposition 83 on the November 7th ballot.
Tuesday, 14 November 2006 03:08

first step in a 2008 presidential bid taken by Rudy Giuliani

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According to the Associated press former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, a moderate Republican best known for his stewardship of the city after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, has taken the first step in a 2008 presidential bid.